About Us

If you are happy, we are happy.

South India by Car and Driver is a Government Registered Tours and Travel Company specialising for over 15 years in providing tours in South India for people from all over the world.

We propose classical tours, enthusiast tours and customised tours in South India in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Goa.

Our long experience allows us to offer tours of durations to suite our guests :

Circuit Tours of from 5 days and up to 28 days, and more if requested

One Day Tours from prearranged locations (hotels, airports, train stations, …)

Shore Excursions for cruise ship travellers with pick up and drop off close to their ship

These are presented in detail on this website and you will also find guest evaluations here and on TripAdvisor.

Our expertise was recognised by the producers of The Real Marigold Hotel who requested our assistance on the preparation for this very successful BBC1 TV series shown in 2017. The group of celebrities visited sites in and around Kochi, Kerala. South India by Car and Driver advised them on places to visit and we provided the cars and drivers for the filming.

If you wish to follow in the footsteps of the celebrities of The Real Marigold Hotel series and discover its background we are the best placed. We have set up a specific tour which is available as a one day tour and to cruise ship travellers as a shore excursion. Upon request, we can also include it in the more extended tours.

The approach of South India by Car and Driver can be explained very simply. We provide holiday packages to go anywhere and everywhere in South India for our guests based on their budget, goals and preferences. We take into account the intensity and the pace they visualise and the level of adventure they seek. We ensure their safety and comfort at all times and bring about optimum return for the money they spend and the time they have available.

From years of listening closely to our clients we have learned the crucial factors about how holidays can be made error-free, pleasant, authentic and memorable. When people plan holidays and travel far from home, they expect special care, predictability and attention to details without their privacy getting infringed. At South India by Car and Driver, we understand these basic principles and make our clients feel fully secure at all times.

We are in this business because we enjoy what we do. We enjoy meeting people, hosting and looking after them and showing them some of Incredible India, its beauty, heritage, culture and originality. We are a group of experienced drivers specialised in tours in South India. We offer the benefit of over 15 years of know-how in tourism and in places to go and places to visit, but also of places to avoid. Our drivers speak English. They are professional owner-drivers and their livelihoods depend on customer satisfaction. They are legally licensed to carry tourists and in addition have signed the South India by Car and Driver charter including defensive driving, security and ethics.

We pay attention to guests’ needs and priorities. This begins with discussing freely the options. Standard tours are often modified to become semi-customised. As a rule, we never recommend places that we have not experienced but we remain totally open to clients’ choices. It is our ardent wish that our guests never have a dull moment within the framework they decide.

Over the years, we have built up references from customers from many different countries, including UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Belgium, Holland, India, …

South India by Car and Driver is a family business registered with the Government of India and managed by Jose and Rajesh together with our team of freelance drivers.

We are organised to serve our customers because our success depends totally on their satisfaction.

We strive to make you happy, and if you are happy, we are happy.

© 2017 South India by Car and Driver